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Jan 25, 2013 7:30pm PST
to balance california's budget. he also pushed for his priorities including education and regulatory reform. now, john, how would you rate his speech and what left the biggest impressions on you? >> well, you know, rating the speech, a speech from jerry brown is really tough to do because it's unlike any other speech you get from any other governor. how many governors go from the book of genesis to "the little engine that could" in one 25-minute speech? this was a vintage jerry brown speech. i think really what you saw here was a little bit of the governor running a victory lap. proposition 30 passed. temporary taxes passed. the budget looks a lot better. i think this was the governor's chance to pivot, to pivot to talking about what makes california great, how we get them back on track. don't worry, we're getting there. so i took this as a real optimistic speech with a lot of details, a lot of brown history facts. and really a message i think not only to the legislature but to the public of, like, i'm watching it. we're going to be careful, but we're going to move forward. >> and, john, yo
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
it was. education has moved on hugely. i think in terms of the progress to the things we would understand, and there has been a momentum. it has progressed to an extraordinary way. >> the taliban had not gone away. soon afghan security forces will have to fight them on their own. the man who led the intelligence war for most of the last 10 years said the attacks are set to get worse. >> it reduces this. the taliban are going to change their tactics. they are going to modify their strategy. there are going to do more and more spectacular attacks. >> like this one on our first morning in cobble, a triple suicide bombing. officials told us on average there are four such attacks for every week. we went to see what security was like. here the government is offering them money to give up guns and reintegrate themselves into village communities. it is having mixed results. >> the man behind me were told the problem we have is no means of knowing. even if they are, the numbers are so very small. to 6000 integrating. >> the details are registered diametrically. while we were there, at a ballmer ki
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
. the president has made a commitment to education and he is running with a 52% approval rate, and this is a good start for a second term. >> what about the critics of the president to say that the deficit has grown and he has not put his weight behind climate change. in his first address, he mentioned climate change three times. and there are still problems in the country and the criticism -- is that he has given a fabulous speech but has not followed through. >> i think some of the criticism is fair but you have to also talk about his initial priorities or challenges. he is really committed to doing something about this in the second term. the deficit is one of the most difficult issues and the president -- he does not sign the appropriation bills until they are passed by congress. and this is not something that the president can do alone. it is the congress decides how big the deficit will be but the president has to work with congress. we need more revenue and we need to drive down spending. i think the president understands that and he is working on this but he cannot do this alone. >> looki
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
, not educated enough, or have criminal backgrounds. if we want to get the best in military service, we need to make sure that women are part of the population. >> you have to open the door for everybody. they would have to meet physical fitness standards. they're not actually lowering standards. few served in iraq. >> i did. >> you were shot at. >> we took small arms fire and direct fire. that is true. >> you were in a combat position? >> that's right, i went on patrol with the infantry. the only thing that mattered was the fact that i could speak arabic and help them accomplish the mission. my gender was meaningless. >> what was the attitude and of your superiors to the fact that you were effectively in a combat position? it did they recognize the fact that you were serving on the front lines in a combat role? >> as a woman, i would not be in combat. eventually, when we realized that me going on combat foot patrols without a flak jacket was a bad idea. i started borrowing a front plate from someone who stayed back behind. >> you had to borrow a front plate to do a job that was putting you
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
to have the children they want, to educate the children they had and keep them safe. so it really has to do with, how do we define women in our society? are they full and equal participants? and the best way, the seemingly sort of neutral way of undermining their personhood, is to focus on the issue of abortion. >> for us, our slogan is "health, dignity, and justice." and when you think about compulsory pregnancies, it's taking away health, dignity, and justice from a woman. many of the women, the latinas that we work with that have experienced abortion are in their 20s, have a child already, and are -- >> and why do they want an abortion? >> because they're not in an economic situation they -- >> they can't afford a second child? >> they perhaps can't afford a second child, they want to go to school, they might be at a point in their career. the reasons range, quite frankly. it's really important that women that we work with, mostly latina, immigrant, women of color, those at the margins, low income, are able to access their rights in a way without barriers and further bureaucratic o
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
is a distraction for corporate america. others point to our inferior infrastructure and sub-par public education. but adam segal, author of "advantage," says the big problem is others are gaining ground. >> we have been kind of running in place for the last three or four years because of the recession, spending on r&d, and big ideas seem to be fairly scarce while china just continues to funnel more and more money into it. >> reporter: still many argue the u.s. will always be extremely competitive because we are the most innovative country in the world. what better place to witness innovation at work than at i.b.m. in westchester county, new york. this is the home of watson, big blue's super computer. watson was clever enough to beat "jeopardy" champions at their own game just a few years ago. now, i.b.m. researchers are working on new uses for the brainiac computer, particularly in the field of medicine. bernie meyerson calls himself i.b.m.'s head geek. he says innovation is critical for companies and societies to survive and thrive. and yes, there is a magic ingredient. >> continuity. in the do
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
the reaching out really happens. he wants to and i want to see him really invest in educating our children. that means universal preschool education. that's true for somebody in rural alabama and in detroit. we really need to invest in infrastructure. he talked about that. that's good for all of america to physically be able to compete in the global economy. but there must be a pathway to jobs for those who are too often left behind. we absolutely have to create a pathway to citizenship. we have to go beyond the dream act to really including people so that not only are they able to contribute but the nation is able to benefit. we need to raise the minimum wage. we need to index it to inflation. these are things that aren't just the people who are black and latino. these are all americans. i think this reaching across requires that we see ourselves and the other. if we can see ourselves in the other, we realize that the agenda for those who are too often left behind is an american agenda >> brown: i have to point out that here we are talking about divided washington, right? divided america
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
thought here's where i differ. here's where i don't. i thought it was really educational and very provocative. >> ifill: did this president come across a chastened second-termer or an ambitious one in >> he came across different to me. missing from the president was what i had seen several times during the campaign and in the presidency in recent years there was sort of a pet lance. there was a pursed lips look. that was missing. this is a happy warrior. i thought a far more appealing figure in that sense. there seems since the 6th of november to be a sense of resolution about him. he seems more certain or sure-footed than he had been in the past. i can't imagine the president i heard today doing what he did on health care, turning it over to the congress for a year to work its will in the committees and back and forth. i mean this is somebody who is a lot more forceful executive i'd say >> ifill: maybe that's what informed... when he was quoting jefferson and saying that our truths are self-evident but not self-executing >> which is one of the best lines. he was constrained for t
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
to be a key player in immigration reform as well. >> immigration reform. >> to the educators he basically said, get your costs in line and maybe you better do more online classes because we can't afford to pay you anymore. we're not going to raise tuition. >> he says, yeah, you got some prop 30 money. if you want more, get your act together, teach more, research less. i want to ask you about the supermajority in the legislature. he's governor. the democrats have a supermajority in both houses of the legislator. >> that's not a great time to be governor when you have that many democrats and you're a democrat. they all think we can spend a lot of money. >> he said it's not a blank check. >> he has to actually -- he's the person who has to say, and this is -- republicans are looking to jerry brown to do it. he's a wonderful cheapskate. he's famously cheap. so it's not -- this is not going to be fun for him. he's going to be governor no. that's not the role -- >> that's right. he's more likely to play that role. that's why i think as a political figure he is the governor to watch in this country r
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
-up hashtag "financial education". that's tomorrow, thursday at 3 pm eastern. susie, we're really looking forward to chatting it up with alisa tomorrow, she's also our kids & cash commentator tomorrow night. that's "nightly business report" for wednesday, january 23. have a great evening, you too susie. >> susie: goodnight tom, thanks for watching everyone. join us online at: www.nbr.com and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follows us on our facebook page at bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt. >>> tonight on quest -- black holes are some of the most mysterious and alluring objects in the cosmos, but scientists have only found a tiny fraction of the billions that are believed to be out there. until now, that is. and -- about 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. sadly, much of that will end up in the ocean within a massive area dubbed the pacific garbage patch.
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
to put if into effect. in a sizable way. you need more investment in human beings, that's education and so on. you need more investment in physical plant and equipment. and you need to promote technology. >> we're doing all those things, so you know we're not exactly getting a on any of them so it would be nice if we could get a on all of them and then we could do better. but i think it's unrealistic to think that growth is going to do the whole job. >> what about the federal reserve. it has its first meeting this year next week. is there anything more than the fed can do besides keeping interest rates superlow? >> not that much. the fed is more or less restricted to working on interest rates and things that are related, closely related to interest rates. i think really if we're going to get a big push to growth, it's got to come from the government. and believe it or not, i would add have kate another stimulus package. not as big as the of the lamented ones but another one, followed of course, coupled with deficit reduction. you don't want to let the budget just blow up >> susie: h
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
's working and what's not. >> we seem to think that education's a thing, like a vaccine that can be designed from afar and simply injected into our children. >> the embattled oakland police department brings on an expensive consultant, but his tough tactics are generating controversy. >> i vote against this contract tonight is not about not being serious about crime. >> apple stock takes a plunge. it's something taking a bite out of innovation at the silicon valley giant. >>> plus. i'm here at the new sfja strzz center in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes tour to find out what makes this place so groundbreaking. coming up.
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
on what's working and what's not. >> we seem to think that education's a thing, like a vaccine that can be designed from afar and simply injected into our children. >> the embattled oakland police department brings on an expensive consultant, but his tough tactics are generating controversy. >> i vote against this contract tonight is not about not being serious about crime. >> apple stock takes a plunge. it's something taking a bite out of innovation at the silicon valley giant. >>> plus. i'm here at the new sfja strzz center in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes tour to find out what makes this place so groundbreaking. coming up.
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
see it then-- is how much he's learned. he's had the ultimate washington education so we see two changes in him. one is the philosophical change we've been talking about. this is the president who didn't always say what he really thought in the first term. when there were terrible storms that leveled parts of missouri he flew down there and he gave consoling speeches in which he talked about those storms as acts of god which really angered some of the climate advocates because they said how can you talk about this like an act of god when we believe that this is linked to climate change and we can do something about it? gun control. this is a president who did very little on gun control in his first term and within hours of the newtown shooting you could see how that changed. he came out and made that first statement and you said to yourself this is a president who's going to try to do something about gun control. the second question is how much smarter he's gotten about the washington maneuvering. the white house did do a better job at playing out the recent series of debt and bu
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am PST
that were spoken of in these reports, the knowledge deficit, education basically, health, and so forth were much deeper in those countries than perhaps in the monarchyes. but that doesn't make light of the fact that we recognize and his majesty recognized earlier on that we must change with the times. that we must adapt. >> change with its times means what. >> we must open our -- >> we must open up our system to-- . >> rose: more of a constitutional monarchy. >> that's i think what exactly majesty is speak of. that we have opened up our culture to the internet, very decisively so. that we have tried to encourage press freedom. of course recognizing that there must be limits within the context of the law in terms of slander and leibel. and with that -- libel, and with that there must be greater participation in terms of how we or how the country is to be governed over the next few years. and his majesty said that the monarchy's son will inherit will be vastly different from that which he inherited from his late father. >> rose: how do you see the theft threat to jordan. >> looking at this on
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
to $1,000. >> and we're just in your neighborhood trying to educate residents about composting and recycling. >> reporter: teams of workers from the city are knocking on doors of residents who, unbeknownst to them, have had their garbage cans inspected by auditors early in the morning. on the evening we followed along, outreach workers were visiting homes which had put items in the wrong bins. >> we've noticed there's been a lot of confusion about what goes in what bin, and so i'm here to answer any questions. >> i think were good with recycling, but i guess could you give me a rundown on what goes in composting? >> if it was once alive-- soiled food-- it is compostable. >> reporter: so far, only warnings have been given out; no fines have been imposed yet. and city officials say the move toward zero waste is catching on. san francisco's 80-year-old private garbage company, which recently invented a new name for itself-- "recology"-- has been investing in recycling and composting facilities, and trying to change san franciscans' perceptions of their garbage. >> where some see g
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
. the senators also want to grant more green cards to highly educated immigrants and would allow more lower-skilled workers into the country especially for agricultural purposes. finally, the agreement calls for an effective verification system to crack down on employers who hire workers in the country illegally. in 2006 and 2007, similar efforts to fix the nation's patchwork of immigration laws failed under both republican and democratically controlled congresses but democratic senator chuck sheumer of new york said this time will be different. >> the politics on this issue have been turn upsidedown. for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> ifill: indeed this new effort comes on the heels of last year's election in which president obama won seven of every ten hispanic votes in his victory over republican mitt romney. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that ther
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